CA – The DNA of Orphan Black Signing

Abbie Bernstein signs The DNA of Orphan Black at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, June 24th at 4:00 PM.

Get under the skin of clone club. This comprehensive guide to Orphan Black has an access-all-areas pass to the most innovative drama on TV. Includes interviews with the show’s creators and cast, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, production and visual effects secrets, plus everything you need to know about the Dyad Institute, the Proletheans and Neolutionists, Projects Leda and Castor, and more.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

CA – Kevin Hart Appearance

Comedian Kevin Hart appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, June 12th at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Award-winning actor, Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star, Kevin Hart can now add author to his list of accomplishments as he turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

Like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

His films, including Central Intelligence, Think Like A Man, Get Hard, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer, and The Secret Life Of Pets have earned over $3.5 billion at the box office. His stand-up comedy tours, including Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, and Kevin Hart: What Now?, have sold-out arenas and football stadiums, leading Forbes to name him the “king of comedy.” He is also the first comedian with a Nike sneaker line; a television producer, creating the BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Laugh Out Loud Network; and CEO of Hartbeat Productions. Man, This guy is busy!!!

Well now you have the chance to meet Kevin Hart! And not just meet him…. you can get a signed copy of his book and have a photo taken with him! How you ask? Easy…. just follow the guidelines below.

This is a wristbanded event.
A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase a presigned copy of I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning June 12th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book.
• All books will be presigned by Kevin Hart
• Additional personalization will not be available
• Every fan will get a picture with Kevin taken by our photographer
• Pictures can be retrieved for FREE after the event at kevinhartbook.photos
• No personal photography
• No memorabilia
• Check back for more details as they become available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – The Hero Screenings

Press Release:

ArcLight is excited to announce three Q&As for the Sundance Film Festival-premiered The Hero. Hollywood will host three Q&As with Actors Sam Elliott and Nick Offerman. Nick Offerman will have a Q&A on Friday, June 9th after the 8:30 PM show. Actor Sam Elliott will have a Q&A on Saturday, June 10th after the 3:30 PM show, and both actors will have a Q&A together on Sunday, June 11th after the 7:00 PM show. An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality. Reserve tickets now at the link… 

ArcLight Cinema
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-1478

CA – Anna Akana Signing

Press Release: 

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Anna Akana and her new book, SO MUCH I WANT TO TELL YOU: Letters to My Little Sister. Join us for this launch event on Friday, June 16th at 7:30 PM to celebrate Anna’s candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood.

In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including “How to Put On Your Face” and “Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out,” are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. In SO MUCH I WANT TO TELL YOU, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna’s story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can.

Anna Akana is an actress, comedian, and filmmaker most known for her online weekly show with 1.6 million subscribers. She’s been in the feature films Ant-Man and Hello, My Name Is Doris, and can be seen on Comedy Central’s Corporate. She lives in Los Angeles.

Please note that our store has limited capacity (a mere 300!), so get here early.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase a copy of the author’s title from The Last Bookstore. Any outside books must be checked with security upon entering the store. This policy applies to all Last Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 488-0599

D23 Expo 2017 Exclusives Coming to the Disney Dream Store

Press Release:

There’s so much to see and do during D23 Expo 2017, taking place July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and there’s a lot to shop, too! The Disney Dream Store returns to D23 Expo with brand-new items, exclusive collectibles and more––there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read on for highlights from the D23 Expo show floor store.

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise––Collect merchandise celebrating some very special milestones from favorite attractions, like Pirates of the Caribbean 50th anniversary, Space Mountain 40th anniversary, Epcot 35th anniversary, and Star Tours 30th anniversary, and marvel over more magical theme-park merchandise. Plus, add to your ALEX AND ANI collection, and enjoy a sparkling selection of jewelry designs from Crislu and Rebecca Hook.

If you have an Ear headband for every occasion, get excited for the all-new Interchangeable Bow Collection, making its debut at the Disney Dream Store. The collection comes with a traditional Mickey Ears headband that guests can easily swap with one of the six specially designed bows available for purchase.

Official D23 Expo and Disney Legends 30th Anniversary Merchandise––Commemorate your weekend at the ultimate Disney fan event with official D23 Expo 2017 logo merchandise, including tees, headwear, drinkware, pins, and more. Plus, bring home your very own droid, “R5-D23,” and Brethupp the Ewok plush––both debuting at D23 Expo 2017. Celebrate 30 years of Disney Legends with a commemorative collection including a tee, limited-edition pin, and paperweight.

Guests can find an exciting assortment of items showcasing product debuts, original artwork, giclées, deluxe prints, and more from the following: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Choice Collectibles, Joey Chou, John Coulter, Daniel’s Woodland, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Dooney & Bourke, Craig Fraser, Jeremy Fulton, HARVEYS, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Ink & Paint Artists, Jerrod Maruyama, Miss Mindy, Mark Page, Mike Peraza, Patty Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Noah, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Shag, Jim Shore, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Vinylmation™, Joe Yakovetic, Kenny Yamada, and more!

Dream Store Autograph Sessions––Meet some of your favorite authors and artists during autograph sessions at the Dream Store. Schedules will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (coming soon!) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.

Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23expo.com

CA – Spencer & Locke Creator Speaks

The Comic Bug’s Comic Creator meeting on Saturday, June 17th features special guest David Pepose, writer and creator of Spencer & Locke! He will be discussing approaches in writing and pitching ideas to publishers and the press.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Animal Jam #1 Signing

Eric M. Esquivel appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of the brand new ANIMAL JAM #1 from Dynamite Entertainment!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – Flora & Fauna Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus’s Flora & Fauna exhibition returns with four favorites; F&F veterans Nicole Gustafsson and MALL alongside newcomers Becky Dreistadt and Wendy Hearts. Focusing on plants & animals, this exhibition brings our space back to the elements! Each artist will be bringing a collection of beautiful new original works inspired by nature.

Join us Saturday June 24th from 6:00 – 9:00PM as we celebrate the verdant world outside the bustle of our day-to-day & away from our technological obsessions. Also sign up for the preview to the right of this page to be among the first to view and purchase pieces from the collection.*

Opening Reception Highlights:
Debut of brand new traditional pieces inspired by nature
New exclusive print releases from each artist
New Nucleus artist series enamel pin by Nicole Gustafsson
Special Gallery Nucleus bird-watching session
FREE themed refreshments
FREE Admissions
No RSVP necessary

Exhibiting Artists:
Becky Dreistadt
MALL
Nicole Gustafsson
Wendy Hearts

*Previews generally go live the Friday evening before an exhibition from 7-10PM PST. Some delays may occur.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Meltdown U Class

Eric M. Esquivel leads a comics-making class at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 PM.

Class Description: In this eight-week intensive course you’ll learn the essential elements of storytelling and how to use them to tell exciting, professional-quality comic book stories for a mass audience. Course is currently discounted at $25 a class. If you have previously taken a class at Meltdown U, you will receive an additional 10% discount off your total.

Your Instructor: Eric M. Esquivel is a 15 year Comic Book Industry veteran who has written for Archie, Boom, DC, Dynamite, Heavy Metal, IDW, Nickelodeon Magazine, Starburns Industries, Vertigo, Zenescope, and more.

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

Marvel Showcases Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok & More at D23 Expo 2017

Press Release:

Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­–16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” and more. Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from “Thor: Ragnarok,” as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film.

The incredible costumes from “Black Panther” will also be on display. “Black Panther” follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B. Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more!

  • “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.” Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor, the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.
  • Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Gazillion will offer a chance to play “Marvel Heroes Omega” and win fantastic prizes. “Marvel Heroes Omega” combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, “Marvel Heroes Omega” comes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.
  • Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with “Marvel Future Fight.” Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.
  • “Marvel Puzzle Quest” is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC. “Marvel Puzzle Quest” combines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more at marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 PM PT in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel! That same day at 6:00 PM PT on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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